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A0P 1849 The reason for the exultation, the explanation of how this sense of craving had been mollified and a sense of sexual peace bestowed on the lyrics was simple: Marianne had come into his arms; that golden apparition of loveliness, that lithe, sensuous, intelligent being of intuition and sympathy; a gift of the gods to rank — and outrank — anything so far told in the surrounding mythology of his adopted Greek homeland!

AMT 244 Where Wesley stressed faith as a gift of God, Locke stressed reason as a gift of God.

AMT 244 Where Wesley stressed faith as a gift of God, Locke stressed reason as a gift of God.

AND 798 A family service guaranteed to pack the school hall is a mothers' day assembly particularly if mums, including teachers, receive a gift of a small posy of spring flowers.

ANF 1140 Ehrenburg was convinced that Modi had a gift of prophecy.

APT 1054 Surprisingly, it was the Nazis who made a gift of this public park to Prague.

AYR 442 And as an added incentive you could receive a gift of your choice absolutely free regardless of which savings option you select, if you apply before the 26th July, 1991.

B2G 1440 He or she may be clairvoyant, a medium, or have a gift of telepathy.

BPF 115 Say thank you with a gift of gold from Beaverbrooks.

C88 1835 A GIFT of £100 worth of garden tokens was presented to Dr. Christopher Brill by an unseasonal Father Christmas at the Senior Citizens' Luncheon Club last week.

C8Y 1048 Like all prisoners of circumstance, you will probably reflect a good deal on the whole subject of ‘time’ and of its strange habits of hanging, dragging, or running out too quickly, but if you decide to use and dominate it, instead of allowing it to dominate you, you will inevitably come to the conclusion that it is only wasted if it is thrown away, never when it is offered freely, as a gift of love.

C93 1367 The vicarage was a gift of the Archbishop of York and was built 1869/70.

C96 1156 This was partly the result of a gift of £1 million from the Emir of Kuwait, along with a rise in the number of visitors which has generated around £.5 million.

CDX 2707 ‘He never once put his hand into his box all the years that I served him,’ meaning he never gave me a gift of money, a bonus for service above and beyond the call of time.

CG3 1604 Your task is to write a gift of laughter for your friend.

CJF 45 Darren often arrived on their church morning with a gift of flowers.

CK5 3052 And he's blessed with a gift of a voice that swoops from arcs of strangulated screeching to the huskiest falsetto.

CM4 909 A gift of gratitude.

CRD 459 In 1949, for example, it emerged before the Lynskey Tribunal that George Gibson, the chairman of the North Western Board, had somewhat unwisely accepted a gift of clothing from the flamboyant contact man, Sidney Stanley.

CRR 21 When a politician assisted a freeholder with a gift of a patronage appointment, he would almost always give it in the guise of an act of friendship, and it was the friendly relationship which was the truly significant factor.

EBV 1845 I can see that in such a case they might make a gift of paintings or other works of art for tax reasons, for example, and wouldn't care if they were sold or not.

EDA 652 The New Party had been funded in January 1931 by a gift of 50,000 from the motor manufacturer William Morris, later Lord Nuffield, and encouraged by defections from the Labour party, including six members of the House of Commons.

EDN 649 She must have that quality, without which no woman could meet his exacting standard, a gift of caring and nurturing, a loving, maternal sweetness.

EEM 779 As a gift of divine origin, there was nothing sacrilegious in their use.

EEW 2016 But I would consider it a great honour and privilege if you would allow me to help you overcome this disadvantage by making you a gift of whatever you may need.’

EW9 782 Hope, however, was provided by the offer of a gift of £1,000 from Alderman Ephraim Hallam, to provide leaving scholarships for boys to go on to University.

FNX 1315 On the allotted day, he and Joan arrived at the office for a ten-o'clock wedding, carrying with them a gift of two enormous chairs of the type popular with minor African potentates.

G1Y 340 If Johnson did speak as he wrote — economically, pithily and with a gift of great accuracy — Boswell's Aberdeen observation means that he also sounded beautifully.

G1Y 927 Neither Boswell nor Johnson states Miss McQueen's precise age, but she seems to have passed sufficiently beyond pubescent embarrassment to converse relaxedly with the great Englishman, and Johnson made her a gift of a book, an act of generosity which later caused not a little controversy.

G3A 1303 The Spirit is probably meant by passages of the New Testament which speak of repentance as a gift of God.

G3A 1319 It is the Spirit who takes the things of God and reveals them to us (1 Cor. 2:12), and Paul can rightly say that the very capacity to respond in faith is a gift of God and no man-made attribute of which we can boast (Eph. 2:8).

GUX 1001 In the bedroom Caterina and Rosalba shared in the apartment in Rupe, smaller than their room in the farmhouse, Rosa questioned her sister, whispering, the night after Tommaso had made her a gift of the bird in the street in sight of everyone coming out of Mass.

GX7 518 The school was also very grateful for a gift of text books which Philip presented on behalf of LASMO North Sea.

H09 479 As earlier stated a vineyard was always associated with the Palace, in the year 1325, Edward II who when travelling through Kent, was resting at Bokinfold, was sent a gift of wine from the Bishop's vineyard at Halling.

H81 1315 For instance, in Sibree v. Tripp, Parke B. says, ‘It is clear if the claim be a liquidated and ascertained sum, payment of part cannot be satisfaction of the whole, although it may, under certain circumstances, be evidence of a gift of the remainder.’

H84 601 ‘I do not know why I even trust you, but I have no men trained to use their hearts in the way you are able to as a gift of Ptah.

HDD 359 So wisdom is a gift of the Holy Spirit and that particular thing is to er help us to judge in the way that God does.

HJ4 3152 Meanwhile Joey Dunlop was delighted to receive a gift of a 750cc Honda which he rode today.

HXW 518 But both Lord Hardwicke and Lord Eldon…established extensions of it beyond a simple gift of a chattel by its delivery: the former to a gift of money secured by a bond, by delivery of the bond; the latter to a gift of money secured by a mortgage of land, by delivery of the mortgage deed.

HXW 518 But both Lord Hardwicke and Lord Eldon…established extensions of it beyond a simple gift of a chattel by its delivery: the former to a gift of money secured by a bond, by delivery of the bond; the latter to a gift of money secured by a mortgage of land, by delivery of the mortgage deed.

HXW 520 What has never before been directly decided in England is whether the doctrine applies to a gift of land by delivery of the title deeds…

HXX 1397 A crown now on the head of a Madonna in Essen may be that of the child Otto III, while another on the head of a crucifix in Vercelli has been thought a gift of his.

J2B 58 Mrs Sayce marked her retirement this summer by a gift of money for books in Linguistics, Comparative Literature and Modern Languages.

J6S 677 Assuming the trustees use the loan to acquire Newco shares which they then distribute to employees (relying on the Revenue's press release of 5 December 1990 to ensure the trust does not suffer a capital gains tax charge), they will not be able to repay the borrowings, in which case Newco might as well have made a gift of the necessary funds to the trustees at the outset.

K1V 1782 The maharajah offered to make a gift of a well to the village of Stoke Row.

K1Y 2461 And there's a letter which enclosed a gift of 6 salmon flies.

K95 1784 ‘I had a gift of some wine.’

K97 2010 Mrs Heaton was then presented with a floral arrangement and a gift of a framed print by local artist Jenny Holland.

K9A 33 each Sainsbury's, Savacentre and Homebase store will be offering a gift of £250 to under fives groups as part of the Good Neighbour Scheme.

KA4 209 This seat is now pleased together with a gift of trees to the garden.